Jun 11 2020

City of Fort Worth: Environmental Awards - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Jun 1 2020 - 8:00am to Aug 31 2020 - 5:00pm

The City of Fort Worth Environmental Excellence Awards celebration honoring innovation in waste reduction, recycling and water efficiency is scheduled for Nov. 4, 2020.

The application for the 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards is available online at www.FortWorthTexas.gov/environmental-awards. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31, 2020.

The awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rdSt.

The awards program began in 1999 as the Pretreatment Awards, honoring companies in full compliance with wastewater regulations. Those awards will continue and are based on the number of consecutive years of compliance. They include the Star, Associate, Partnership and Stewardship levels.

In 2019, the awards program added the Innovation Award and the Recognition Award. Each category contains subcategories and businesses can apply for more than one award.

The Innovation Awards are presented in the areas of Water Use & Process Improvement, Water Conservation, Stormwater, Air Quality, Land Redevelopment, Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Recognition Awards include Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes, recognizing businesses applying water conservation principles to their landscape, and the SmartWater Award, which has been presented since 2010 to industrial, commercial and institutional customers implementing water efficiency strategies following a SmartWater Audit.

Contact: [email protected] 

EarthX: Oceans Week Virtual Conference - Online (June 9-11)

Jun 9 2020 - 10:00am to Jun 11 2020 - 9:00pm
Online TX

Dallas’ EarthX is hosting a virtual conference June 9-11 to celebrate Oceans Week at EarthX.org. The event will bring together cross-disciplinary innovators driving solutions to the most pressing threats facing our oceans. These solutions will be explored through conversations, film screenings and extended reality experiences – highlighting the power of joining science and storytelling to unlock the impact potential of communities across cultures, generations and ideologies.

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Center for Biological Diversity: Saving Life on Earth: A Discussion on Justice, Race, Solidarity and the Environment - Zoom

Jun 11 2020 - 4:00pm
Zoom TX

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many more has sparked a long-needed reckoning over personal and systemic racism, police violence and inequality in America.

Our next Saving Life on Earth webinar will discuss justice, police brutality, diversity and biodiversity, and the importance of aligning the environmental movement with the struggle against racism and police violence.

The presentation will include Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, and Jean Su, director of the Center’s Energy Justice program.

The racist ideologies that underlie systemic brutality are the same ones that fuel income and health care inequality, poorer housing and education, mistreatment of workers, and air and water pollution in our most vulnerable communities. They also hold back the environmental movement – the fight to save species, wild places and the planet – by suppressing critical voices.

These are not problems for someone else to solve. We have a responsibility personally and institutionally to help create lasting change